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Common Core State Standard
LS.CCS.4/5/6 Grades 3-12: Students are asked to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words through multiple choice vocabulary quizzes. Quizzes are designed to help students demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in words, acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words, and gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phase important to comprehension or expression. Students are then asked to find the words within the newspaper and copy the sentence for context to it's overall meaning or function in a sentence.
This Week's Word In The News 


Ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human.

Where critics adored the anthropomorphic singing cartoons of the original, they felt the nature documentary look drove a wedge between viewers and the beloved characters.
The San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/2019

Words in the News Quiz
5 Middle School Words

Click on the correct answer in the quiz below.
Then see if you can find the word in your newspaper -- the print edition, the website or the digital edition and copy the sentence for context. NOTE: High School words are much harder to find!

1. Outrageous

Being without or almost without hope

Grossly offensive to decency or morality.

One who rejects a religion, cause, allegiance, or group for another; a deserter.

A preparation of a weakened or killed pathogen.

2. Technique

The systematic procedure by which a complex or scientific task is accomplished.

Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.

A conventional, formulaic, and oversimplified conception, opinion, or image.

A schedule of prices or fees.

3. Silhouette

A proportional part or share.

A drawing consisting of the outline of something, especially a human profile, filled in with a solid color.

Having a buoyant or self-confident air; brisk.

A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

4. Tempo

A characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace

Of or relating to the range of invisible radiation wavelengths from about 4 nanometers, on the border of the x-ray region, to about 380 nanometers, just beyond the violet in the visible spectrum.

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

5. Levee

The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal

Appropriateness of behavior or conduct

Exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold

An embankment built to prevent flooding

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